The Thigh



Fractures of the shaft of femur occur at any age and are usually caused by a violent force. The pattern of the fracture is variable; it may be transverse, oblique, or spiral, and in children it may be of a greenstick type. The femur is also the common site of secondaries causing a pathological fracture. Blood loss in a fracture of the femur may be enormous, almost 1 L, though it is enveloped by numerous muscles.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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